Bling That Sings

Sep 23

Jessica Smith, Founding Editor of Foursquare and name magazines, serves as the Librarian for Indian Springs School, where she curates the Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she received her B.A. in English and Comparative Literature: Language Theory, M.A. in Comparative Literature, and M.L.S. from SUNY Buffalo, where she participated in the Poetics Program. She is the author of numerous chapbooks including mnemotechnics (above/ground 2013) and two full-length books of poetry, Organic Furniture Cellar (Outside Voices 2006) and Life-List (Chax Press 2015).

 

Alina Gregorian, while Reciting the Flagpole, wears a necklace of a ship that has literally been set aflame; she rides with the crew on deck, and can be seen as a survivor “by way of natural selection.”
Jun 13


Alina Gregorian, while Reciting the Flagpole, wears a necklace of a ship that has literally been set aflame; she rides with the crew on deck, and can be seen as a survivor “by way of natural selection.”

Alina Gregorian is the author of Flying Bark, a forthcoming chapbook from Monk Books, and an, as yet, untitled chapbook from Diez. Her poems have appeared in Sink Review, Boston Review, GlitterPony, and other journals. She curates a video poetry series at the Huffington Post, co-curates Triptych Readings, and co-edits the collaboration journal Bridge. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Jun 13

Alina Gregorian is the author of Flying Bark, a forthcoming chapbook from Monk Books, and an, as yet, untitled chapbook from Diez. Her poems have appeared in Sink Review, Boston Review, GlitterPony, and other journals. She curates a video poetry series at the Huffington Post, co-curates Triptych Readings, and co-edits the collaboration journal Bridge. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Andrea Rexilius is wearing Necklace of A Thousand Colors and interacting with Winter issue of Fence “to remind herself to take up less space.”
Mar 28

Andrea Rexilius is wearing Necklace of A Thousand Colors and interacting with Winter issue of Fence “to remind herself to take up less space.”

Andrea Rexilius is the author of Half of What They Carried Flew Away (Letter Machine, 2012) and To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation(Rescue Press, 2011). For three years she was an editor of the Denver Quarterly. She has worked with elementary and high school students as a program coordinator and poetry instructor for Writers in the Schools, America Scores, and After School Matters, and has taught literature and creative writing at Regis University and University of Denver. She currently teaches BA & MFA courses at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics where she also coordinates the JKS Summer Writing Program. She is a member of the Poets’ Theater group, GASP (Girls Assembling Something Perpetual). With Eric Baus, she co-edits Marcel Press.
Mar 28

Andrea Rexilius is the author of Half of What They Carried Flew Away (Letter Machine, 2012) and To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation(Rescue Press, 2011). For three years she was an editor of the Denver Quarterly. She has worked with elementary and high school students as a program coordinator and poetry instructor for Writers in the SchoolsAmerica Scores, and After School Mattersand has taught literature and creative writing at Regis University and University of Denver. She currently teaches BA & MFA courses at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics where she also coordinates the JKS Summer Writing Program. She is a member of the Poets’ Theater group, GASP (Girls Assembling Something Perpetual). With Eric Baus, she co-edits Marcel Press.

Caryn Lazzuri wears a bold vision of Splintered Hearts in her black bulbous regalia,
you can fill in the gaps..  
Jan 17


Caryn Lazzuri wears a bold vision of Splintered Hearts in her black bulbous regalia,

you can fill in the gaps..  

Caryn Lazzuri is Exhibitions Manager at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Her essays and articles have appeared in Culinate and Museum, and her poetry has appeared in various print and online journals. She lives in Baltimore where she splits her time between art and books.
Jan 17


Caryn Lazzuri is Exhibitions Manager at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Her essays and articles have appeared in Culinate and Museum, and her poetry has appeared in various print and online journals. She lives in Baltimore where she splits her time between art and books.

Nov 27

Cat Tyc is Have Nothing Day, she invented the phrase while walking around Brooklyn, contemplating her clothing, each image shows a different piece of mactaggart jewelry from her private collection! 

Photos taken by Cameron Blaylock 

Cat Tyc is a Brooklyn based filmmaker/poet/video artist. She has published in journals and websites like Shampoo, Boog City, and NY Nights while also self-publishing zines  for when she went on tour as a opener for punk bands. Her video installations have screened at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Camac du’ Art in Paris and at the Art Basel in Switzerland. She has directed music videos that aired on MTVu and  LOGO’s NewNowNext. In 2006, she was a Fellow in Video Art/Documentary at the Flaherty Seminar’s “Creative Demolition” session at Vassar College.  She is currently in mid-production on a documentary deconstructing the sustainable fashion movement to broaden the dialogue about consumerism. 
Nov 27

Cat Tyc is a Brooklyn based filmmaker/poet/video artist. She has published in journals and websites like Shampoo, Boog City, and NY Nights while also self-publishing zines  for when she went on tour as a opener for punk bands. Her video installations have screened at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Camac du’ Art in Paris and at the Art Basel in Switzerland. She has directed music videos that aired on MTVu and  LOGO’s NewNowNext. In 2006, she was a Fellow in Video Art/Documentary at the Flaherty Seminar’s “Creative Demolition” session at Vassar College.  She is currently in mid-production on a documentary deconstructing the sustainable fashion movement to broaden the dialogue about consumerism. 


Oct 23

This is a special edition of Bling That Sings…a Fall photo shoot with Eric Amling sporting a collage of necklaces. 

Eric Amling is the author of the chapbook Legal Pure, that you can buy here. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. The firm HumanHair&Co archives his art. 
Oct 23

Eric Amling is the author of the chapbook Legal Pure, that you can buy hereHe lives in Brooklyn, NY. The firm HumanHair&Co archives his art. 

Oct 11

Bianca Stone is all “Your Friends Sitting in Salons of Sadness.” Bianca Stone is “rising” and “waiting for something” while looking fiercely in several directions, modeling her several mactaggart jewels. 

Bianca Stone is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including I Want To Open The Mouth God Gave You Beautiful Mutant (Factory Hollow Press) and I Saw The Devil With His Needlework (Argos Books 2012). She is also illustrator of Antigonick, a collaboration with Anne Carson (New Directions). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Best American Poetry 2011, Conduit, and Tin House. She lives in Brooklyn NY with the poet Ben Pease, and their cat.
Oct 11

Bianca Stone is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including I Want To Open The Mouth God Gave You Beautiful Mutant (Factory Hollow Press) and I Saw The Devil With His Needlework (Argos Books 2012). She is also illustrator of Antigonick, a collaboration with Anne Carson (New Directions). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Best American Poetry 2011, Conduit, and Tin House. She lives in Brooklyn NY with the poet Ben Pease, and their cat.


Michelle Taranksy is working really hard and her cat is idly admiring her coral wrapped bling.
Oct 4

Michelle Taranksy is working really hard and her cat is idly admiring her coral wrapped bling.

Michelle Taransky is the author of “Sorry Was In The Woods” (Omnidawn 2013) and “Barn Burned, Then” (Omnidawn 2009), winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Prize, selected by Marjorie Welish. Taransky lives in Philadelphia and teaches writing at the University of  Pennsylvania and works as Reviews Editor for Jacket2.  
Oct 4

Michelle Taransky is the author of “Sorry Was In The Woods” (Omnidawn 2013) and “Barn Burned, Then” (Omnidawn 2009), winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Prize, selected by Marjorie Welish. Taransky lives in Philadelphia and teaches writing at the University of  Pennsylvania and works as Reviews Editor for Jacket2.